this is my 100th post! woo! i’m quite proud of myself for sticking with this for as long as i have. i will most definitely continue to do so, as blogging has quickly taken a little piece of my heart. it’s fun, interesting and hard work, and i love it all. as well as that, it’s helping me improve my photography a bit, as well as giving me something to focus on and/or focus all my internet browsing over the years into one place.
if you follow me on instagram or twitter you may know i found this wonderful little tin of chocolates in marks & spencer! i never impulse buy, but i saw this and i just had to get it. so cute! love simple and graphic things like this.
i walked to ikea yesterday, and on the way i realised i’d never walked over the bridge in town that goes over the river taff. i’ve lived in cardiff 3 years now and somehow never been over it. not that that’s overly exciting, but the bridge you see walking over it is really nice! i liked the train too.
this wall of wool was in john lewis. the colours and the way it was stacked and took up a whole long wall made me really rather happy so i had to take a photo!
i found this fantastic book in a charity shop at the beginning of the week. everybody knows the saying ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’, but when you see this, how could you deduce anything other than it’s going to be an awesome book? i loved it so much i wrote a post about it too, which you can read here.
i’ve taken lots of other pictures this week, but they are for a post next week so you’ll just have to wait and see!
what have you done this week?
snaphots of my week – 25th may was last modified: 10:38 by laura redburn
wow, it’s may already! i have actually been productive this week, unlike last week where i did very little.
i found my old 28mm vintage lens (which i took yesterdays outfit post with, and all of these) and with the crop factor on my 450d equates it to about 45mm, close enough to 50mm (heard of a ‘nifty fifty’?) for my needs. 50mm lenses are often called normal lenses, because they’re very close to what the human eye sees and has quite a good range when it comes to field of view. if you want to read a little more about crop factor & look at a useful comparison chart, click here. i can only use manual focus with it, but i’ve always preferred that anyway, and i think i might be using this lens from now on instead of the one that came with my camera.
i sorted through my little jewellery pot and found these little bits & bobs i forgot i had! a little crystal heart, two butterfly brooches (how did i forget about these? i love them!) and 3 dice. i don’t know why the dice were in with earrings and brooches, but they were a nice little surprise!
i remembered about free lensing. these were the only two that were somewhat decent, but i’m going to practice so i can take more. there’s a wonderful post about free-lensing on a beautiful mess.
i painted a stick. i know that doesn’t sound interesting but it’s a nice relaxing thing to do, plus it’s a free bit of decor for your house. always finding nice sticks when i’m out for walks, so i’m sure i’ll be painting some more soon.
and i made lots of pom poms! there’ll be a super quick DIY up next week.
snapshots of my week – 3rd may was last modified: 09:30 by laura redburn
as you may quickly be able to tell ..i didn’t do much this week. well, nothing really it was worth taking photos of and/or things i want to keep secret for now. got to have a little mystique, haven’t we?
i did however find some little blocks of wood at the weekend and painted on them. a 7, 8 (not pictured) and an exclamation mark that i didn’t paint the inside of as i liked the texture of the wood grain. i love painting and i really should do it more! i’ll make it a plan for the coming week.
i found this bracelet when i was tidying, haven’t seen or worn it for years! i like when that happens, it’s like you have something new without having to spend a penny. i really like the pink and the two blues.
i also found these (and lots of other) bits that caitlin shearer sent me years ago. they were still in the envelope i’d put them in to keep them safe when i moved here, so now i’m trying to find somewhere to put them.
i only went a couple times this week, one of those times was on wednesday. i saw this pretty blossom tree and snapped a photo on my phone. it was worth going out just to see that lovely tree. spring, yay!
snapshots of my week – 19th april was last modified: 11:00 by laura redburn